[PATCH] 1.1.42 / Win32 MinGW compilation errors.

Ludovic LANGE llange@users.sourceforge.net
Fri, 29 Aug 2003 16:08:25 +0200

Hello Werner,

It's the first time I hear about MinGW32/CPD, which seems to be a 
package of yours ( 
) for cross-compiling Windows stuff on Linux platform.

( By the way I'm very interested, if there is an official web site 
please redirect me to it. What is the relationship with the official 
MinGW32 development ? )

I understand that your primary dev platform is Linux, and that's 
understandable that you don't want to switch to a Windows box to 
compile/test/release. Fine.

However, there may be some users that don't always have access to a 
Linux platform when they want to quickly debug/test/compile Windows 
stuff, or may be they use the libgcrypt library in another project, 
whose development is Windows based.

Therefore I think that also supporting MinGW32 could be a good idea. 
 From what I understood, MinGW32/CPD 's goal is the same as MinGW32 
(win32), so the differences between the two should be minimal, or 

Just my 2 cents.


Ludovic LANGE

Werner Koch wrote:
> On Fri, 29 Aug 2003 12:02:54 +0200, Ludovic LANGE said:
>>This (attached) patch needs to be applied. it takes care of the following :
>>* In random.c, use a gatherer in the Windows case.
>>* In rndw32.c, one include missing, two prototypes that weren't renamed.
> There is nothing missing - you are not using the right toolkit.  There
> will be no official support for Window using anything lese then
> mingw32/cpd.  We might change a few __MINGW32__ defines to _WIN32 to
> get it back into sync with gnupg.
> Shalom-Salam,
>    Werner